Michael Shannon puts on his most intense face—that is to say, his regular face—in the trailer for Jeff Nichols’ Midnight Special. Nichols, who directed Shannon in Take Shelter and also made Mud with Matthew McConaughey, crafts this tale of a child who seems to be at the center of a manhunt due to his unnatural abilities, which also make his eyes turn into lens flares like in a J.J. Abrams movie. As we previously reported, the film also stars Kirsten Dunst, Joel Edgerton, and Adam Driver, all either protecting, pursuing, or interviewing Sam Shepard about the boy with the lens flare eyes. Given Nichols’ previous films, and the stellar cast, it’s probably safe to get excited about going along for the ride when Midnight Special comes out in March.

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